Leading Candidate To Face Brock Lesnar [As Champ] At SummerSlam, Final Effort Being Made To Re-Sign CM Punk, Latest On Daniel Bryan's Health & Extended Absence, Summer Plans For Seth Rollins & Feud With Former Shield Partner

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Brock Lesnar's SummerSlam Opponent

On Sunday morning we noted the direction WWE was looking to go with Brock Lesnar was him challenging for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. Out of the list of possible opponents (Roman Reigns, Cesaro, John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton and Sheamus), we're told Cena is the leading candidate.

If WWE goes in the direction they're examining, it's almost an inevitability that Lesnar will go over to capitalize off the rub from ending Undertaker's streak. In theory, this would give Lesnar a run as WWE World Heavyweight Champion until at least Wrestlemania 31 next year. For those wondering about Lesnar holding the title as a part-time worker, we're told there would be enough appearances on his contract for him to appear on TV as much as every other week from the week after SummerSlam to Wrestlemania.

Vince McMahon would like to bring The Rock in to work Brock [for the title] at Wrestlemania.

CM Punk's WWE Contract

CM Punk's contract with WWE is in its final weeks. We're told Vince McMahon has made contact with him and still wants him back with the company. Most consider it a long-shot and as one observer leveled with me, it could go nowhere as Punk is intent on staying retired.

Daniel Bryan Health Update

Daniel Bryan is still experiencing weakness in his arm and is out indefinitely. I noted before my vacation that WWE was preparing to be without him until SummerSlam and it looks to be at least that long as of press time.

Future of Rollins/Ambrose

The decision was made to forgo Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose in a gimmick match at Money in the Bank and insert Rollins into the traditional Money in the Bank ladder match last week. A singles bout with Ambrose could be delayed until SummerSlam.

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